Ashtanga-the eight fold path of yoga. ( Ashta –eight , Anga –Limbs )
The basic principes however a life develop for a holistic development to achieve A level of immortality lies within the this ASHTAGA yoga.Every individual before starting or in progress in yoga journey ought to understand this.The eight fold methods area unit are Yama,Niyama,Asana,Pranayam,Pratyahar,dhyana,dharna,samadhi.
These eight fold path or eight limbs area unit –
Yama – universal morality i.e moral conduct we must always maintain
5 yamas area unit –
ahimsa- non violence in thoughts and action
Satya – truthfullness
Asteya – Non stealing
Brahmacharya – Continence
Aparigah – non- greed
Niyama – Personal observances and following the practices regulaly.
5 Niyam area unit –
Saucha – Cleanliness
Santosh – happiness
Tapas – spiritualness
Svadhyaya – Study of the sacred scriptures and of one’s self
Isvara pranidhan – Surrender to God
Asana – Body Postures or Yogic Mudras
Pranayama– Proper Breathing exercises for control of prana
Pratyahara – management of the Senses.Directing our focus internally.
Dhyana – Devotion,meditation on the divine
Dharna – Concentration and cultivating inner sensory activity awareness
Samadhi – Union with the divine
Remember – Wherever Dharna practices area unit pointed attention,Dhyana is ultimatey a state of keenly aware a stage of stilness.